Details the other revolutions during 1776, including the reaction of the native residents of San Francisco in the wake of the first European settlement there and the devastation of the Aleutian Islands by the Russians' hunt for sea otters. Full description
Part I: The Russians are coming. Soft gold : Aleuts and Russians in Alaska ; A war for independence : the San Diego uprising ; First contact : colonizing San Francisco ; Across the Colorado Plateau
Part II: The continental divide. A forest transformed : the Hudson's Bay Company and Cumberland House ; The discovery : the Black Hills and the Lakota nation ; An invasion of malefactors : Osage Country ; Surrounded : the Deep South interior.